Eisenhower High school has invited you to attend a planning meeting regarding teen pregnancy protection. The school is located in a middle income neighborhood of a large suburban area. It has an especially high rate of pregnant teens especially among Latinas. Apply social constructs of the Social Cognitive Theory to intervention
The text says that more attention should be paid to maintenance of behavior change. What types of strategies would you recommend to improve behavior change maintenance? Think of a person who has quit tobacco but lives and works in an environment where tobacco and smoking are commonplace
Identify key constructs from the Transactional Model of Stress and Coping that are similar to those in the Health Belief Model. Illustrate how the two models could be used together to understand a person’s response to a health threat.
How have new technologies such as the Internet increased social networks? What are the benefits and hazards? How do you think technology will expand again: what will next increase social networks?
Walter Garcia is a 60 year old Filipino man living at home with his extended family, His doctor diagnosed him as having high blood pressure and has prescribed blood pressure medication. She also wants Mr. Garcia to lower sodium intake and walk 30 minutes per day. Mr. Garcia hates taking medication and loves soy sauce. Apply the Social Support Network Theory to help Mr. Garcia take his medication and decrease salt intake and exercise.
What are the pros and cons of using a theory? How will you pick on theory over another? Explain your rationale. How do you see the theories working together? How might it change your practice?
You are taking a walk through a local park and you notice an overweight teenage girl with a box of Krispy Kreme doughnuts. You slow down so that you can see what she is doing. As you watch, she eats a total of 6 doughnuts in quick succession. You wonder, “Why is she doing this?” You spend the rest of your walk thinking about the factors that might lead her to eat so many doughnuts andwhat types of interventions might change her eating behavior.
1. List 3 factors that you think may have influenced the girl’s behavior.
2. List 3 possible interventions that could be undertaken to change the girl’s behavior.
While you are attempting to encourage people to change their behavior to be more health-promoting, how will you respect their freedom of choice? How will you respond if the individuals or groups don’t appear to want to change the behavior
Use constructs from Social Cognitive Theory to explain why some can overcome great odds to change lives and behaviors, while others, apparently similar, are “stuck” and cannot change? Examples might include cancer survivors, injured athletes who persist, or even the success of the Holocaust underground. What makes the difference?
Think about what could make an individual regress in the Stages of Change. For example, it typically takes numerous attempts for one to lose weight. Think about some of the reasons and think about how you would support an individual going through these stages.